All posts by TeresaDownUnder

Easy strip and Plaid Fab quilt blocks – video tutorial

These two modern blocks are made with fabric strips and are quick and easy to make.

How to make a plaid fab quilt block and an easy strip block

My book Turnabout Patchwork

“Turnabout Patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist” is all about playing with blocks – making a block, slicing it up, and turning or repositioning the pieces to make a completely different block (sometimes two smaller blocks) to yield endless quilt tops.

See all the quilts in the book in a real life project

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Easy strip and plaid fab quilt blocks

“Peek into batiks” QAL – Block 5 video tutorial

Peek into batiks BOM - free quilt pattern

Are you enjoying this QAL?

You haven’t started yet? No problem. You have plenty of time to catch up.

How to make block 5 of Peek into Batiks

Block 5 patterns

Materials for the full quilt

Fabrics

Or

AccuQuilt

I was very lucky to receive an AccuQuilt GO! with an 8″ Qube and Eleanor Burns Quilt in a Day book of patterns.

I had considered purchasing one for a while but I was undecided. Having used one I really like it. It’s fast and accurate which makes it a joy to use.

Share your pictures!

We’d love for you to share your progress as you quilt along! Be sure to tag @michaelmillerfabrics #michaelmillerfabrics #makingitfun #peekintobatiks @teresadownunder

If you are using your AccuQuilt Go cutter be sure to tag them as well @AccuQuilt #AccuQuilt.

My book Turnabout Patchwork

“Turnabout Patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist” is all about playing with blocks – making a block, slicing it up, and turning or repositioning the pieces to make a completely different block (sometimes two smaller blocks) to yield endless quilt tops.

See all the quilts in the book in a real life project

Do you wish to receive my tutorials in your inbox?

Share your work!

If you make any of my tutorials this is how you can share your pictures:

  • On Instagram please tag me with @teresadownunder and hashtag #teresadownunder
  • Join my Facebook group and post your pictures there
Block 5 - Peek into batiks quilt block - video tutorial

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Jacob’s ladder and card trick: two classic quilt blocks video tutorial

Both Jacob’s ladder and Card trick are two favourite blocks for lots of quilters.

Both are quick and easy and perfect for beginners and more advanced quilters.

Learn to make a Jacob’s ladder quilt block in 2 minutes

Do you see more variations to make with this block?

Flames quilt

This is a quilt made with this a card trick block. More information about this quilt.

Flames quilt pattern

My book Turnabout Patchwork

“Turnabout Patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist” is all about playing with blocks – making a block, slicing it up, and turning or repositioning the pieces to make a completely different block (sometimes two smaller blocks) to yield endless quilt tops.

See all the quilts in the book in a real life project

Do you wish to receive my tutorials in your inbox?

Share your work!

If you make any of my tutorials this is how you can share your pictures:

  • On Instagram please tag me with @teresadownunder and hashtag #teresadownunder
  • Join my Facebook group and post your pictures there
Card trick block and Jacob's ladder quilt block

Little house quilt – Video tutorial

By now you should know I love English Paper Piecing (EPP) and I’m hoping I’m inspiring the same love in you.

EPP is great for using your fabric scraps and for having a project on the go. It’s also great preventing me from falling asleep at night while I watch TV.

So how to EPP?

Start with this very easy project. Perfect for using your small scraps.

What paper to use?

I print my EPP shapes on cardstock.

Fabric collection recommendations

My book Turnabout Patchwork

“Turnabout Patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist” is all about playing with blocks – making a block, slicing it up, and turning or repositioning the pieces to make a completely different block (sometimes two smaller blocks) to yield endless quilt tops.

See all the quilts in the book in a real life project

Do you wish to receive my tutorials in your inbox?

Share your work!

If you make any of my tutorials this is how you can share your pictures:

  • On Instagram please tag me with @teresadownunder and hashtag #teresadownunder
  • Join my Facebook group and post your pictures there
Little houses quilt - EPP - video tutorial

Fabric beading and embroidery video tutorial

What about having a go at embellishing your quilting fabrics with beading and embroidery?

Pick a large print and some coordinated embroidery floss and beads and use your creativity. No need to use fancy embroidery stitches. 

Se another example of fabric embroidery:

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Embroidered eye mask tutorial

My book Turnabout Patchwork

“Turnabout Patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist” is all about playing with blocks – making a block, slicing it up, and turning or repositioning the pieces to make a completely different block (sometimes two smaller blocks) to yield endless quilt tops.

See all the quilts in the book in a real life project

Do you wish to receive my tutorials in your inbox?

Share your work!

If you make any of my tutorials this is how you can share your pictures:

  • On Instagram please tag me with @teresadownunder and hashtag #teresadownunder
  • Join my Facebook group and post your pictures there

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Fabric beading and embroidery video tutorial